Gwynn Oak Park

Baltimore's last amusement park closed for good in 1973, in the wake of extensive damage caused by Hurricane Agnes. Some remember the park for its role in the city's civil rights struggle; in July 1963, demonstrators demanded Gwynn Oak be integrated (by August, it was). Others remember it for rides like the Wild Mouse, as scary a roller coaster as any 12-year-old Baltimorean would ever want to ride.
William L. La Force Jr., Baltimore Sun photo
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